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Button 028: Famous Cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman (MAD, Humbug, Little Annie Fanny)


Button 028: Famous Cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman (MAD, Humbug, Little Annie Fanny)
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    Famous Cartoonist Button 28

    Harvey Kurtzman is one of the seminal figures in comics history. He created and contributed heavily to the revolutionary Mad, then left that very successful comic and magazine to produce the slicker but short-lived Trump for Hugh Hefner. Eleven issues of the low-rent but memorable Humbug followed in 1958, followed by Help! a magazine he created for publisher Jim Warren. For the latter magazine alone Kurtzman discovered such diverse talents as Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Jay Lynch, Skip Williamson, Gilbert Shelton and Robert Crumb. "Goodman Beaver," the leading feature in Help!, evolved into the cross-gender "Little Annie Fanny." From 1962-88 Kurtzman focused on the lavish and sexy satire strip for Playboy (with Will Elder). One of the industry's two most prestigious awards, the Harvey, is named for Kurtzman. This self-portrait shows him with a class at NYC's School of Visual Arts, where he taught for several years. A new Kurtzman book, The Grasshopper and The Ant, was published in 2001.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.


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    Button 028: Famous Cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman (MAD, Humbug, Little Annie Fanny)

    Famous Cartoonist Button 28

    Harvey Kurtzman is one of the seminal figures in comics history. He created and contributed heavily to the revolutionary Mad, then left that very successful comic and magazine to produce the slicker but short-lived Trump for Hugh Hefner. Eleven issues of the low-rent but memorable Humbug followed in 1958, followed by Help! a magazine he created for publisher Jim Warren. For the latter magazine alone Kurtzman discovered such diverse talents as Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Jay Lynch, Skip Williamson, Gilbert Shelton and Robert Crumb. "Goodman Beaver," the leading feature in Help!, evolved into the cross-gender "Little Annie Fanny." From 1962-88 Kurtzman focused on the lavish and sexy satire strip for Playboy (with Will Elder). One of the industry's two most prestigious awards, the Harvey, is named for Kurtzman. This self-portrait shows him with a class at NYC's School of Visual Arts, where he taught for several years. A new Kurtzman book, The Grasshopper and The Ant, was published in 2001.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.

    $7.00